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commonplace book

Last updated Dec 14, 2022 Edit Source

The Commonplace Book is not so much “commonplace” as it is a “common place” for gathering ideas.

From loci communes of antiquity (maybe related to the memory palace?), to the Medieval florilegium, or “gathering of flowers,” which were scrapbooks of religious themes, and on around to Ryan Holiday’s shoebox of 3x5 notecards, it is essentially a homemade thought bank from which to withdraw and deviously employ someone else’s hard-earned insights.

Sun 17 Nov 2019 10:23:05 AM CST